Our Leadership

Temple Emanu-EL of Canarsie continues to thrive with a mix of lay & rabbinic leadership to provide the winning combination for those with modern sensibilities to have the path to Jewish spiritual life!

Rabbinic Leadership

Temple Emanu-EL of Canarsie is pleased and priviledged to have two excellent Rabbis, they share duties on leading services and providing spiritual guidance as needed. Between our Rabbinic leaders they provide something for a wide variety of topics and perspectives. Get to know our Rabbis!

Rabbi Joshua E. Minkin D. Min Rabbi Minkin on Facebook  Rabbi Minkin on LinkedIn

Ordained in 2000 from the Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Minkin has been chief Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie since 2003.

Rabbi Mark H. Getman Rabbi Getman on Facebook

Since 2016 Rabbi Getman has been logging in lots of hours as Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie's "other" Rabbi. He's a US Army veteran and is also a member of SAG-AFTRA. You might have seen him on TV!

Lay Leadership


Leonard Strum

Vice President:

Marilyn Strum

Ritual Committee

Eli Kimels

Shirley Peretson


Debbie Silber


Barbara Grant

Office Secretary:

Debbie Silber